I once heard a Florida doctor spell out one of the most horrifying, yet logically sound arguments for abortion I have ever heard. I include this story in our section on the fruits of abortion because I believe that poor, muddleheaded thinking is a natural outgrowth of abortion (and other sins). As Paul writes to the Romans, there comes a time when God gives us over to a depraved mind. It seems safe to say that encouraging a mother to kill the child she is carrying in her womb is evidence of a culture’s depraved thinking.
Here is the logically sound and yet depraved example of poor thinking:
According to this Florida doctor, he treated a college-aged female one Winter morning and had to tell her what she didn’t want to hear: “You’re pregnant.” The young, unmarried woman was more perplexed than crushed, and she kept saying, “I don’t know what I should do. I don’t know what I should do.” The doctor–thinking she meant something like, “Oh, my goodness, I never planned for this; this was a mistake; I am not ready to be a mother”–tried to encourage the young woman that it would be all right and that her family would support her through the trials of having a child. In reality, however, the young woman meant, “Should I abort the baby or not.” Here was the exact dilemma she relayed to the doctor.
I don’t know whether I should keep the baby or not because I am scheduled to go on a mission trip with my church group this summer. If I am pregnant, I cannot go. I don’t know what to do. I can do so much good by going on the trip and serving people in need, and I have the opportunity to lead people to Jesus there. I don’t know what to do.